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Stunning views, Gorgeous fall colors

We drove almost all of the San Juan Scenic Byway in mid September. The aspen trees were all out in... read more

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Sardinia, Ohio
Nice drive.

It’s a beautiful drive. Great Mountain views. It’s a pretty easy drive. Some tough turns at... read more

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This 236-mile route, a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway as well as a National Forest Scenic Byway, passes through mountains, forests, old mining towns, ski resorts and ancient ruins.
4201 E Arkansas Ave, Colorado Scenic & Historic Byways, CO 80222
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove almost all of the San Juan Scenic Byway in mid September. The aspen trees were all out in splendid yellow and orange display. Absolutely the prettiest fall color display I have seen anywhere!! Highly recommend this drive for everyone.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a beautiful drive. Great Mountain views. It’s a pretty easy drive. Some tough turns at points. Very enjoyable.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We drove the east loop of the San Juan Skyway to see the plummeting cliffs, mountain top views and gorgeous scenery. We had been told that the west side was a safe road and not quite as scenic as the east side. That is NOT...More

3  Thank PamRoad
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Beautiful vistas, plunging waterfalls, cliff-hangers, and acid purges. A great drive at a great destination.

1  Thank Frank H
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We drove the entire loop of the skyway the beginning of May. Stunning scenery, for the passenger at least. Driver needs to keep their eyes on the road. The road is well travelled, only 2 lanes, with no shoulder. There are tight switch backs, rock...More

1  Thank KandBOntario
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We took this drive based on a recommendation from a local. There are many amazing look-out stops along the route. There are also a few opportunities to stop for lunch or a beverage.

1  Thank Robin L
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

We had been on this road several years ago and did not remember it being as treacherous or difficult as we were reading in posts. We went again and did not find it to be as “scary” as many contributors would have you believe. There...More

4  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed November 26, 2017

From Durango, this 233 mile loop has the most amazing scenery. At times the drive is a little nerve-racking, but this is a drive of a lifetime. Quaint owns like Silverton and Ouray. Telluride is a short detour off of Rte 145. Ranches, small mining...More

1  Thank P F B
Reviewed September 9, 2017

My husband, 21 year old son and I were in awe of this drive. Without stops, it would take 5-6 hours, but we made so many stops that it took 12 hours! The views, sheer drops, magnificent mountains, waterfalls, aspens turning gold and more of...More

5  Thank Patty J
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Forget wasting money on the Durango to Silverton train, this is where it's at! The only creepy part is the 10 miles south of Ouray and it's not that bad at all, just pay attention if you're the driver! There are plenty of overlooks so...More

3  Thank monoct
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